Tropical Torpedo Tropical IPA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Tropical Torpedo Tropical IPATropical Torpedo Tropical IPA
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From:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #2,531
ABV:
6%
Score:
87
Ranked #18,426
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 9.07%
Ratings:
1,165
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 27, 2022
Added:
Oct 05, 2016
Wants:
  17
Gots:
  330
SCORE
87
Very Good
Tropical Torpedo Tropical IPATropical Torpedo Tropical IPA
Notes: Inspired by island life, we created an IPA completely disconnected from the mainland. We used our one-of-a-kind Hop Torpedo to deliver an intense rush of hop flavor and the lush aromas of mango, papaya, and passionfruit with every sip. Enjoy our tropical twist on the American IPA.
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4/27/22 at THE East Coast location in NC!

So tropical and fruity! This one sent my head in the clouds. Bitey on the first sip, fresh tropical papaya and pineapple. Sip, sip, sip! Great with the pretzel and beer cheese!

Apr 27, 2022
Photo of Ismaelmyself
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Ismaelmyself

A nice change up to the Pale ale. Clean not too bitter IPA. Sierra knows Pale ales.

Apr 05, 2022
 
4.21 by Winzlow from Florida on Apr 02, 2022
 
4.19 by 12ozfan from Illinois on Mar 30, 2022
 
3.91 by TP2MSU from Michigan on Mar 26, 2022
 
3.77 by BarrelAgedG from California on Mar 14, 2022
 
4 by njbusa from New Jersey on Mar 01, 2022
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2.62/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5
by jimmah120 from Minnesota

12 bottle, might be ancient

Was a big disappointment, with that name and the label and box-art, I was ready for a tropical hazy version of torpedo and instead got a rusty worse version of torpedo, like an off-batch they threw out with some fancy marketing to help it sell

Big oof

Feb 17, 2022
 
4.29 by Campodog from Spain on Dec 15, 2021
 
3.14 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Nov 27, 2021
 
4.1 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Oct 24, 2021
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3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by aquaderek from California

Nice looking beer. Golden orange color with nice 1 inch head which stick around for a while when agitated. Nose is hoppy, tropical fruit caramel sweetness. Taste guava and fruit initially followed by some strong hops. Slight carbonation, medium bodied. I like these types of beers.

Sep 15, 2021
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3.24/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by elnachooo from Spain

De color ámbar, con una fina espuma de poca duración. Cuerpo y carbonatación media, y de textura aceitosa. Aroma a mango y naranja. En boca es refrescante.

Aug 30, 2021
 
3.53 by Askala from Spain on Aug 26, 2021
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3.29/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by unswunghero from Wisconsin

Pour: golden, not hazy but not clear. Standard head.
Nose: Light papaya, light hops.
Taste: Again, papaya and very light hops. Somewhat thin mouthfeel and finish.
Overall: Solid, lighter end of a hazy IPA. Extremely crushable and refreshing.

Aug 13, 2021
 
4.23 by buzzedup from Pennsylvania on Jul 03, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by lagrluvr

pint can into LoFi shaker pint glass-
great light golden, almost clear transparent body, huge white head lasts forever.
smells beautifully tropical and very inviting...enough sniffing...
taste is exactly what the aromas indicate: appropriate but light malt, and perfectly blended and matched hops. excellent
smooth and satisfying, clean - overall, a tad sweet and simple, but very drinkable.

Jun 29, 2021
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3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by rjal from New Jersey

Poured yellow with good head from a can. Smooth mouth feel with citrus notes in the nose. Great finish. A session worthy ipa. I’d put a tip other Sierra Nevada brews.

Jun 19, 2021
 
3.94 by Tjb14 from Michigan on Jun 06, 2021
Photo of Sigmund
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Sigmund from Norway

355 ml can, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 6.7%. Deep golden colour, only slightly hazy. Moderate white head. Hoppy aroma of citrus and tropical fruits, hints of pine and spruce. Tropical fruits, grapefruit and resin in the flavour, fairly bitter finish.

May 09, 2021
 
4.45 by Fillhart20 from Pennsylvania on Apr 30, 2021
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3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by BerkeleyBeerSleuth from California

Translucent amber color. Faint but inviting tropical fruit aroma; mango, passionfruit, pineapple. Quick dash of sweet citrusy hope flavor followed by a caramel malt bill. Not exceptionally bitter, not even as bitter tasting as SNPA. Mouthfeel is slightly thin and fizzy. Not bad but not terribly exciting.

Apr 19, 2021
 
4 by hester7 from Texas on Apr 01, 2021
 
3.9 by ummswimmin from New Jersey on Mar 24, 2021
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2.8/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
by DWass from Maryland

This is a total copy of Tropicanon Heavy Seas brewery Baltimore. Complete copy- packaging, can, and beer.

Mar 21, 2021
 
4.25 by NorbertB1974 from Germany on Mar 16, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by davidward from Florida

A more citric version of Sierra’s regular Torpedo IPA.

Mar 07, 2021
 
3 by doctorgary from New York on Mar 06, 2021
 
4.02 by Napoli101 from Texas on Mar 05, 2021
 
3.9 by uncleotis from Illinois on Feb 28, 2021
 
4.19 by Jcreek from Illinois on Feb 28, 2021
 
3.99 by jchanley from Illinois on Feb 28, 2021
 
3.73 by zestd from Idaho on Dec 15, 2020
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4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by imnodoctorbut from Texas

pours a clear, deep golden near-amber body with a billowing fluffy frothy white head with moderate retention that leaves lots of thick sudsy sticky lacing

aroma is pungent mango juice stained hop; sweet and sticky, slight earth bitterness, floral and blossoming

taste is strong, pungent, dripping tropical fruit (mango heavy, papaya) soaking grapefruit earthy hop, and a bready malt backbone. slight orange marmalade hints, and peachy bright stone fruit flashes.

moderately high carbonation, lighter-side-of-medium body; smooth, near lush, with light carbo prickles that leaves a grainy shade; finishes dry with a bittersweet that lingers.

overall:
a lighter feeling but substantially layered flavor explosion. this could be a regular for sure, akin to the tropical shirt. well balanced in all of its offerings, giving earthy hops and bready malts their turn among sparks of orange marmalade and peach, but ultimately giving dense tropical fruit flavors their spotlight. in my opinion this lands it between your pop-neipa and traditional Cali-informed IPA.

Nov 06, 2020
 
3.24 by RV109106 from Pennsylvania on Oct 27, 2020
 
4 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Aug 04, 2020
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3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by UnevenSurface from Hong Kong

I was a great fan of the 'old' TropTorp, which was bottled at 6.7 ABV and 55 IBU. This one, at 6 ABV and 35 IBU isn't too bad, but in my opinion is a step backwards.

Look: Like a Pale Ale, which is good.
Smell: Mega strong on the mango, which is fine
Taste: Something tangy. Passion fruit would come close. Not unpleasant at all
Feel: I hate to say it, but a little thin and watery.
Overall: A perfectly good summer drinking IPA. Nice, but not as good as the original. As another reviewer says, it's almost an Indian Pale Lager.

Jul 10, 2020
 
3.78 by 88caprice from Virginia on Jul 07, 2020
 
3.54 by StArnoldFan from Texas on Jun 27, 2020
 
4.4 by a_silva_016 from Arizona on Jun 21, 2020
Tropical Torpedo Tropical IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 1165 ratings